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Park Restaurants..

As I'am just under 48 hours till I make our ADRS..I noticed that there all at resorts..But looking at the parks there's nothing at AK or MK that appeal to me..And apart from Brown Derby at DHS..it's all about Epcot..So after checking out the 11 countries there's nothing that jumped out at me..Yes I've dined at Le Cellier in Canada and Via Napoli in Italy and Rose and Crown in UK.But I think the best fine dining is to be found at that resorts..But what park at WDW needs a really good restaurant.?..Just one park...I'd nominate MK...Apart from Tonys and the new B.O.G...I really think a signature restaurant is what the kingdom is crying out for..What park would you nominate.?

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At AK we love Yak and Yeti; it's our new favorite in-park restaurant. Tusker House is just "Boma Light" so we probably won't eat there again, although if we did we'd enjoy it well enough.

At Epcot, I agree, there's a wealth of good or at least decent table-service restaurants.

We've never done table service at MK. I'd like to Liberty Tree Tavern some day (if it ever fits into our schedule), but none of the others appeal to me at all.

But there is absolutely nothing at DHS that appeals to me even a little bit. We've done Sci-Fi and it's okay, but not good enough to entice me back. None of the other menus attract my interest - no, not even Brown Derby. I'd rather take the boat to Epcot and eat there.

So I would nominate DHS as the park that needs a new table-service restaurant.

King Fergus

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At AK we love Yak and Yeti; it's our new favorite in-park restaurant. Tusker House is just "Boma Light" so we probably won't eat there again, although if we did we'd enjoy it well enough.

At Epcot, I agree, there's a wealth of good or at least decent table-service restaurants.

We've never done table service at MK. I'd like to Liberty Tree Tavern some day (if it ever fits into our schedule), but none of the others appeal to me at all.

But there is absolutely nothing at DHS that appeals to me even a little bit. We've done Sci-Fi and it's okay, but not good enough to entice me back. None of the other menus attract my interest - no, not even Brown Derby. I'd rather take the boat to Epcot and eat there.

So I would nominate DHS as the park that needs a new table-service restaurant.

I would have to agree with you on this one..

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crazycatperson wrote:
At AK we love Yak and Yeti; it's our new favorite in-park restaurant. Tusker House is just "Boma Light" so we probably won't eat there again, although if we did we'd enjoy it well enough.

At Epcot, I agree, there's a wealth of good or at least decent table-service restaurants.

We've never done table service at MK. I'd like to Liberty Tree Tavern some day (if it ever fits into our schedule), but none of the others appeal to me at all.

But there is absolutely nothing at DHS that appeals to me even a little bit. We've done Sci-Fi and it's okay, but not good enough to entice me back. None of the other menus attract my interest - no, not even Brown Derby. I'd rather take the boat to Epcot and eat there.

So I would nominate DHS as the park that needs a new table-service restaurant.

I've been looking at yak and yeti and hear mixed reviews! What is it that you love.... Food? Atmosphere? Price? Just wondering bc we may want to try it.

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I think AK and HS are a tie for me as far as needing good table service. I love Epcot but we generally find our favorites are in the resorts.

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You forgot the Plaza. A very underrated TS restaurant most tourists overlook in the MK. Anyway, I'd say HS needs a really good restaurant. While 50s Prime Time, Mama's Melroses and Hollywood Brown Derby are probably the best of the best, the disappointments lie with the rest and all of the mediocre CS places. I really want a Mos Eisley Cantina to be in HS soon. Make it happen!

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We love Liberty Tree Tavern for lunch. Pot Roast is delish. But the ooey gooey toffee cake...makes your magic cookie bar look ...OK.

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Eeyore wrote:
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At AK we love Yak and Yeti; it's our new favorite in-park restaurant. Tusker House is just "Boma Light" so we probably won't eat there again, although if we did we'd enjoy it well enough.

At Epcot, I agree, there's a wealth of good or at least decent table-service restaurants.

We've never done table service at MK. I'd like to Liberty Tree Tavern some day (if it ever fits into our schedule), but none of the others appeal to me at all.

But there is absolutely nothing at DHS that appeals to me even a little bit. We've done Sci-Fi and it's okay, but not good enough to entice me back. None of the other menus attract my interest - no, not even Brown Derby. I'd rather take the boat to Epcot and eat there.

So I would nominate DHS as the park that needs a new table-service restaurant.

I've been looking at yak and yeti and hear mixed reviews! What is it that you love.... Food? Atmosphere? Price? Just wondering bc we may want to try it.

We've only eaten there once, on our trip that just ended. We both love Asian food and Asian-inspired flavors, so it's definitely the food, although the prices are not too bad by Disney standards. We both loved everything we ordered (dim sum basket for two, Malaysian seafood curry for hubby, and the ahi tuna salad for me).

King Fergus

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We love Liberty Tree Tavern for lunch. Pot Roast is delish. But the ooey gooey toffee cake...makes your magic cookie bar look ...OK.

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I would say its either HS or Ak

Epcot like every one says is amazing, from the world showcase to the garden grill, we have a lot planned for Epcot on our 14 day trip. we aren't even going to make ADRS at Epcot we are just going to follow our noses and taste buds...

MK is a hard one cause I love BOG AT LUNCH! and Liberty tree tavern is fantastic, but due to its close location to the moorail resorts there are too many good table services near by, plus we are always too busy in park to sit down and eat...

AK well Yak and yeti looks great but we start early with a massive tusker house breakfast.. we love it. I would love to see more table service here, maybe a good curry house.

HS we only eat at sic fi and dine, we only spend one day in HS and its the best themed and a lot of fun... 50s prime time is fun but we didn't really dig the food. and I have to say we do take theme over food. sorry king

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Yak and Yeti is many things. For DH it's the duck...everytime waiting
They have Asian beers to try, the food is prepared very well, and as many have mentioned their fired wontons are out of this world. I have had the Tamarind Chick Breast that was so good I went home and recreated the sause (it's on line in Disney recipes). Yummmmmm going there in Sept again.....

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I must be in the minority - we've been to Yak & Yeti a few times, but have never been thrilled. We've taken to calling it 'Yak and Yucky'. Once I found out that it is run by the same company as Rainforest Cafe and T-Rex, it all made sense. Just not a fan of the quality of the food.

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I've never eaten TS at AK because we only ever spend a 1/2 day there and they have Flame Tree BBQ which is one of my favorite CS locations anywhere.

At MK, we''ve done Plaza, Tony's, CRT, and BOG (but only for lunch) Of these, my favorite was Tony's. I love the Lady & the Tramp theme. The meatballs were super tasty and the pistachio creme brulee was one of the best desserts I've ever eaten.

At DHS, we've eaten at Brown Derby, 50's, and Sci-Fi. 50's is the only one that I kind of like, but I don't need to rush back every trip. Brown Derby was good (except the grapefruit cake, which was dry as dust), but it was way overpriced for what it is. Two TS credits or $100 for dinner? I don't remember our entire order, but I don't think we got an appetizer. I got Salmon. DH got some sort of beef dish I think. We had a slice of grapefruit cake and another dessert that isn't memorable.

At EPCOT, my favorite restaurant is whatever I'm hungry for that day. I'd probably lean toward Biergarten for TS most days. Certainly no new restaurants needed here.

As for which park needs a new TS, I'm going to go with DHS. Don't open a whole new restaurant. Dump one of the existing concepts that no one seems to like and try something new!

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Awesome sliders at Brown Derby Lounge and the ridiculous hot dogs(one with bacon, mac & cheese, the other with pulled pork) at Fairfax Faire. That'll do it for me at DHS.

50s PTC, Sci-Fi, Brown Derby..all fine with me. Backlot is passable CS also.

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Eeyore wrote:
crazycatperson wrote:
At AK we love Yak and Yeti; it's our new favorite in-park restaurant. Tusker House is just "Boma Light" so we probably won't eat there again, although if we did we'd enjoy it well enough.

At Epcot, I agree, there's a wealth of good or at least decent table-service restaurants.

We've never done table service at MK. I'd like to Liberty Tree Tavern some day (if it ever fits into our schedule), but none of the others appeal to me at all.

But there is absolutely nothing at DHS that appeals to me even a little bit. We've done Sci-Fi and it's okay, but not good enough to entice me back. None of the other menus attract my interest - no, not even Brown Derby. I'd rather take the boat to Epcot and eat there.

So I would nominate DHS as the park that needs a new table-service restaurant.

I've been looking at yak and yeti and hear mixed reviews! What is it that you love.... Food? Atmosphere? Price? Just wondering bc we may want to try it.

We LOVE Yak & Yeti! Awesome food and awesome service! I've seen a couple of not so stellar reviews, too so I'm really hoping it doesn't disappoint when we're there in September.

I'd pick DHS as the park that needs a few new restaurants, with MK as a second. AK I only ever eat at Yak & Yeti and I don't see many other options that would appeal to me, but we usually only spend a half day in AK so one restaurant is all we need. MK and DHS we spend a significant amount of time in so I'd like to see a few more appealing options.

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Nothing beats Jiko at AKL and Artisan Point at WL. That being said DHS does need some new restaurants. The ones that they have there are kinda stale and Mama Melrose is just standard Italian fare (same goes for the Italian pavilion restaurants at EPCOT. Tony's at MK was ok, but I could eat at Liberty Tree Tavern each time.

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Funny how we all have that unique love. I don't think it's just the food or even the place. What events made that place special that makes you want to come back? We ate at Liberty Tree for lunch and DH loved it, but me ....meh. I DID NOT like the family style dinner there a year later, especially with the distressed child SCREAMING all the way through the dinner. Not cool.

We also like Mama Melrose's food because I don't cook that way (no ingredients like that at our local store) and we live in a rural area where that this kind of food just isn't available. But the last time we were there we were right up front and while the "yelling guy calling orders" was entertaining, no one could have a conversation. DH and DSs both said it was our first day and we were tired from the prep and flight so we were happy to be quiet but......

We love AK and will often spend an extra day there if we have it. We love the feel of the park with the nature and the "other world feel" (yeah I know it's fake) and we love Y&Y, Flame Tree, and the picnic. The bakery there is also wonderful.

DS is our partial first day as we eat there (this time 50's Prime time) and hit the rides we like and then call it a day. If we have guest or newbies we will try to fit in Fantasmic, but it's the least favorite of our closers. We chose the restaurant because we hadn't ever been there AND the interactive waitstaff should really be a hoot with one of our friends. He'll be up for the role playing.

Why are there so many TS at DS when the park isn't really improved? We do ToT, Toystory, Muppets, (sometimes) Aerosmith (less with age), and Star Wars. That's it. I don't like the fumes from the car show and Indiana Jones.....meh.
We rode the Indiana Jones ride at DL and it was OUTSTANDING. Much rather have that.

Okay off my soapbox

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